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Healthy Eating

Our favorite snack ideas, low-calorie meals, and healthy eating strategies.

Packing for tomorrow?

What You Eat Affects Your Productivity

While it doesn't come with a morning energy boost, it may be linked to good news for your body.

The New, Surprising Health Benefit of Decaf Coffee

What if food labels showed the amount of exercise required to burn off calories?

This Label Says Just How Bad Juice and Soda Are

Here's one carb that's not only good for preventing heart disease, but also diabetes: whole grains—and there's more to them than brown rice.

Common Types of Grains

We've taught ourselves to consider high-cal snacks a reward for hard work. But there's a secret to making our diets more effective and keeping the weight off—and it has nothing to do with willpower.

Even Athletes Are Addicted to Junk Food

In honor of National Red Wine Day, let’s toast to all of the ways moderate consumption makes us healthier.

8 Surprising Health Benefits of Red Wine

FACT: Chopping carrots before dropping them into soup increases surface size and allows more nutrients to leach out.

10 Foods You Might Be Eating Wrong

Just 6 thin slices of deli meat can account for as much as half of your daily sodium intake.

Are You Making Healthy Sandwiches?

Long before pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pancakes and, well, pumpkin everything, came the humble orange pumpkin. Here, some fascinating trivia you might not know about fall’s signature vegetable (er, fruit).

10 Crazy Facts About Pumpkins

To build this nontraditional pie, simply swap tomato sauce and mozzarella for hummus and Feta, then serve with the greens.

11 Surprising Ways to Cook With Arugula

The no-cook slaw is what speeds up this dish: Combine sliced bok choy with apples, scallions, and plain yogurt to add creaminess.

15-Minute Meals

The next time you go out for cheeseburgers and fries or pepperoni pizza, you might want to consider washing it down with a glass of grapefruit juice.

From chia seeds to flaxseeds, these little wonders are a great nutritional boost.

The Health Benefits of Popular Seeds

These nutrient-rich recipes, created by the Real Simple food department with guidance from diabetes experts George L. King, M.D., and Jackie Mills, R.D., are carb-smart and high in flavor.

12 Delicious Diabetic-Friendly Recipes

Americans choose chips, cheese, or chocolate at snack time. The rest of the world chooses veggies and fruit. Something doesn’t seem right.

What Type Of Snacker Are you?

Give veggies and seared steak a lift with a Japanese-style dressing made from rice vinegar, white miso, and sesame oil.

Steak and Watercress Salad With Miso Dressing

A new study identifies a possible link between artificial sweeteners and Type 2 diabetes.

Diet Soda Might Be Messing With Your Gut Bacteria

Tender sweet potatoes balance out the slightly bitter wilted kale. Reserve half the meal for tomorrow's dinner!

Quinoa With Sweet Potatoes, Kale, and Pesto